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BMW 3: Interior air quality, Automatic climate control

BMW 3 Series G20 (2018-2024) Owners Manual / Climate control / Interior air quality, Automatic climate control

Interior air quality

The air quality in the vehicle is improved by the following components:

  • Emission tested passenger compartment.
  • Microfilter.
  • Air conditioning system to control the temperature, air flow and recirculated-air mode.

Depending on the equipment specification:

  • Microfilter/activated-charcoal filter.
  • Automatic recirculated-air control AUC.
  • Parked-car ventilation.

Automatic climate control


Buttons in the vehicle

Climate control

Climate control functions


Climate control operation.

Maximum cooling.

AUTO program.

Recirculated-air mode.

Switching off.

Air distribution, manual.

Defrost and defog the windshield.

Rear window defroster.

Seat heating.

Air flow, manual.

Some of the functions can also be used via voice, e.g., temperature.


     Automatic climate control - switching on/off

    Switching on Press any button except for the following: Switching off. Rear window defroster. Lower air flow button side. Seat heating. Switching off Complete system: Press the button until the

     Automatic climate control - adjusting the air flow manually

    Concept The air flow for climate control can be adjusted manually. General information To adjust the air flow manually switch off AUTO program first. Operation Press the lower or upper side of the bu

     Automatic climate control with enhanced features


     Storage compartment in the center console

    Opening Press onto the cover. Closing Pull the cover on the handle bar back. Storage compartment in the rear center console With the corresponding equipment, the back of the center console contains a storage compartment. Center armrest, front General information A storage compartment is located in

     General information, Safety information

    General information When using run-flat tires or a flat tire kit, a wheel does not always need to be changed immediately when there is a loss of tire inflation pressure due to a flat tire. If needed, the tools for changing wheels are available as accessories from a dealer's service center or anothe

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